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Girls ONLY! Hockey IQ Development Program

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The main purpose of this camp it to teach players how to “think the game.”  Becoming a better player is not always about having more skill but using your skills more effectively.

This program will teach players how to becoming more effective player by thinking the game and recognizing situations.  This program is designed like a class, with a progression of skills and concept building being directly applied to games.  Practice will be high intensity and controlled scrimmages used frequently.

This program is for any AAA/AA 2005 – 2008 birth year player.  See below for full explanation of camp design, schedules and setup.

NEW!  We have now added Iceberg Analytics to our Hockey IQ Program.  Any player who signs up will receive an Iceberg account.  Iceberg will provide players with links of all their shifts, as well as analytics for the 2 games.  Analytics such as turnover rate, puck possession time, shots and where they came from are few data points to be tracked.  In addition, Mark Zarbo Hockey will still be providing video with voiced over corrections based on what we have done in camp to date.  This will now provide players with a complete breakdown of their play in the games and a more complete blueprint for moving forward in their development!

See below for full program explanation and schedules.  Sign up form is at very bottom of the page!————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Final Summer schedule has been posted!  See below!

Cost: $405          ($22.5/hour of ice)

  • 10 Practices— 1 ½ hour Ice Sessions (15 Hours Total Practice Ice)
  • 2 Full Games— 3- 15 minute periods (3 Hours Total Game Ice) 

     TOTAL ICE = 18 hours


  • Jersey provided
  • Mark Zarbo Hockey’s Hockey IQ Video Database
    1. Access to online database of video lessons for players to review anytime
    2. Players are sent video lessons before each practice to review skills/teachings for that day
    3. Mark Zarbo Hockey to provide game film broken down with voiced over corrections for player to review/learn from
  • Iceberg Analytics account
    1.  Players provided with a personal Iceberg Analytics account.
    2. Links to player shifts from games stored here.  Allows players to review all of their shifts only from games.
    3. Provides players with basic analytics on their play such as, turnover rate, puck possession time, shots and where they came from ect.
    4. See a demo Iceberg Account by clicking this link!
  • Great discounts on gear & other programs provided!
    1. Front Row Sports Discount Card (15% off Skates & Sticks, 20% off Protective Gear– Bauer Excluded)
    2. Discounts for 3 on 3 Summer league ($185/player—normally $220/player–$15/hr ice)
    3. Discounts for Small Group Skill Sessions ($17/session—normally $25/single session– 32% discount)
    4. Discounts to 3 Day Checking Camp (Pewee & above–$80/player–normally $90/player–$17.7/hr ice)


GOALIES!  For summer 2021, Bob Janosz Goaltending Staff will again be present to work with all goalies every practice session.  Goalies signed up for Hockey IQ Program are eligible to play in 3 v 3 Cross-ice Development League at discounted rate of $90 (normally $185 — 51% Discount!).  To sign up for the Mark Zarbo Hockey IQ program please visit Bob Janosz website (3 v 3 League sign up please use form below):


Design Your Own Personalized Summer Program!

At Mark Zarbo Hockey our mission Provide players of all ages & skill levels all-around programs, flexible scheduling, affordable prices/incentives & best in class training. Players will not find another program that is able to provide all of those parameters at the level Mark Zarbo Hockey does in the WNY/Buffalo area.

Example:  A player signed up for Hockey IQ Development Program, 3 v 3 Cross-ice League and 15 Skill Sessions comes to 45 total hours of on-ice training. Applying discounts, price per hour comes to $18.77/hour ice! This includes all the supplied video lessons, access to Hockey IQ Video Database, breakdown of game film (Hockey IQ Program), Iceberg Analytics account, Mark Zarbo Hockey jersey & Front Discount Card as well!


Why is this camp is designed the way it is?!

This camp is designed like a class at school.  It takes into account research recommendations into how youth learn best.

Prior to each practice players will be sent a full video lesson on topics and concepts for that week’s session.  These videos will show on-ice teaching of skills to be taught and will provide players with example videos of junior, college, and/or pro players using the skills/concepts.  Players should watch these videos to get mentally prepared for the concepts to be taught.  Just like in school, teachers assign students readings from a textbook before going to class to introduce them to topics for that day.  In addition, each video lesson will have a quiz at the end of it that players should complete.  The quiz acts as a players homework and will help them mentally prepare and critically think about skills to be addressed.

Players will then attend practices and go over the skills and concepts for that day.  After the practice session players should go home, re-watch teaching video and re-do session quizzes.  Research shows when a student reviews a topic learned within 24 hours they are more likely to retain what they learned. 

After a base of skills is built, controlled scrimmages and scrimmage drills will be used to connect concepts/skills together and to games (Practice Tests).  The two games are tests, giving players the opportunity to use skills from practice in games.  The video from these games will be broken down with voiced corrections (test correction) for players to review and learn from after.  In addition, players will be able to watch and study their shifts and basic analytics through the use of their Iceberg account.  These combined assets will give players an honest view of their play and a blueprint for their development moving forward.

This camp aims to teach players how to “think the game,” develop a base of knowledge to use their skills more effectively and provide a blueprint for moving forward with their own development.  To do that players have to become a student of the game.  This program will offer players every opportunity to become that student and improve their hockey IQ.  Practices and concepts will be age dependent with each practice building off the one prior. 

Outside of this camp, players are offered great discounts to play in the 3 v 3 Cross-ice League and Skill Sessions. This will allow players the ability make an all-around tailored program to their exact needs! 

Learning is a skill!  Teaching is a science!




Girls ONLY! Hockey IQ Camp Schedule (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 birth years)

Please see registration form for availability and/or sign up. When signing up please make sure to select correct player position! Schedule is subject to change once tryouts or other potential conflicts released!
Tuesday May 46:45 - 8:15pmPractice #1Holiday Rinks
Tuesday May 116:45 - 8:15pmPractice #2Holiday Rinks
Tuesday May 186:45 - 8:15pmPractice #3Holiday Rinks
Tuesday May 256:45 - 8:15pmPractice #4Holiday Rinks
Tuesday June 16:45 - 8:15pmPractice #5Holiday Rinks
Tuesday June 86:45 - 8:15pmPractice #6Holiday Rinks
Tuesday June 156:45 - 8:15pmPractice #7Holiday Rinks
Tuesday June 226:45 - 8:15pmGAME #1Holiday Rinks
Tuesday June 296:45 - 8:15pmPractice #8Holiday Rinks
Tuesday July 66:45 - 8:15pmPractice #9Holiday Rinks
Tuesday July 136:45 - 8:15pmPractice #10Holiday Rinks
Tuesday July 206:45 - 8:15pmGAME #2Holiday Rinks


How do I sign up for programs?!

To sign-up for programs, please fill out the form below.  Sign ups are ONLY accepted by filling out form below and no longer accepted by emails, phone calls or text messages.

Step #1:  Fill out parent/guardian contact information and select how many players you are wanting to sign up for programs.  After selecting desired number of players wanting to sign up, that number of requested player sign-up forms will appear.

Step #2:  Fill out player information and check mark the box next to all programs wanting to sign the player up for.  After check marking the box next to programs interested in, further information for that program will appear.  Follow directions for each program to complete sign up.  Repeat step #2 for the desired amount players wanting to sign up.

After filling out and submitting sign-up form you will re-directed to a new page to fill out liability waiver.  In addition, you will receive an email receipt of your sign-up form with copy of your sign up, invoice and payment information.  Please make sure to double check, save and print out this email receipt for your records.  You are responsible for all dates signed up for.




After selecting number of players, the signup forms for each player will appear.